Advisory Board

The Nevada Medical Center advisory board consists of a diverse mix of community leaders and professionals who provide non-binding, strategic advice to NMC staff members. The advisory board does not have formal authority to govern the organization. Their primary purpose is to make recommendations and provide key information and materials to NMC’s board of directors.

The advisory board may evaluate program performance, serve as a community advocate for NMC, gather input from relevant constituencies, provide community feedback and technical expertise, and assist staff in prioritizing activities. Members of the advisory board are committed to a one-year term, but may serve up to five years.


Gary Ackerman

President, Gaudin Automotive Group; Founder, UNLV Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions


Andrew Baca

Corporate Director of Innovation Technology & Strategy, Caesars Entertainment


Diana Bennett

Board Chain and Co-founder; Paragon Gaming


Adam Bravo

Vice President Direct Marketing Strategy, MGM Resorts International


Jeff Civillico

Philanthropist, Entertainer, Caesars Entertainment; Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment


Hans Dorweiler

Retired Gaming Executive


Dr. Clarence Dunagan IV

M.C. FACEP, Medical Director Emergency Services, Chief of Staff, Mountain View Hospital


Brian Formisano

Region Bank President; Wells Fargo


Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger

NMC Advisory Board Chairman; Dean, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences


Dr. Mary Guinan

Professor Emerita, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences; Author


Dr. Ludy Llasus

Associate Dean; Nevada State College School of Nursing


Maria Moore

State Director; AARP Nevada


Terry Murphy

President, Strategic Solutions

Irish Honorary Consulate in Las Vegas (Head of Mission: Terry Murphy)


Capt. John Pelletier

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department


Bruce Spotleson

Vice President, Neon Museum


John Tippins

Founder & CEO, Northcap


Dr. Debra Toney

Directory of Quality Management; Nevada Health Centers, Inc.


Marcia Turner

Chief Administrative Officer, UMC


Dr. Robert Ulmer

Dean, UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs


Dr. John Wagner

Director of Community Relation; UNLV NCLI (Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative)


Dr. Anne Weisman

Director of Wellness & Integrative Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine


Lynn F. Wiesner

Big Dog’s Hospitality Group


Janise Wiggins

Grant Me Success; Grant Expert, Writer, Speaker